TITLE: Newspost "socket_getline()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA14092
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/14092/
CRITICAL: Less critical
IMPACT: System access
WHERE: >From remote
SOFTWARE: Newspost 2.x http://secunia.com/product/4589/
DESCRIPTION: Niels Heinen has reported a vulnerability in Newspost, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the function "socket_getline()" in "socket.c". This can be exploited by a malicious NNTP server to cause a buffer overflow by sending a specially crafted overly long respond.
Successful exploitation can lead to execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability has been reported in version 2.1.1 and prior.
SOLUTION: Don't use untrusted NNTP servers.
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Niels Heinen
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://people.freebsd.org/~niels/issues/newspost-20050114.txt
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